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The 21st century is commonly referred to as the 'Pacific Century.' For such a prediction to materialize, the economies of the Asia-Pacific must lead the globe. What challenges will the region face? What nations stand to benefit most? The Diplomat's economics and business blog, Pacific Money, will try to tackle these questions and more.

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After Government Crackdown, What’s Next for China’s Edtech Firms?
September 03, 2021

After Government Crackdown, What’s Next for China’s Edtech Firms?

By Kate Kologrivaya and Emma Shleifer
With new regulations hitting hard at home, China’s education firms are going global.
Why Manila and Jakarta Might Disagree About Water Privatization
August 31, 2021

Why Manila and Jakarta Might Disagree About Water Privatization

By James Guild
The tale of two municipal water systems militates against one-size-fits-all solutions to the management of public services.

The RCEP Conundrum: Japan Awaits India’s Return
August 27, 2021

The RCEP Conundrum: Japan Awaits India’s Return

By Daisuke Akimoto
India’s return to the FTA would benefit not only the Indian economy, but also all RCEP member countries. 

Taliban Takeover: World Bank and IMF Halt Aid; US Freezes Afghan Assets
August 26, 2021

Taliban Takeover: World Bank and IMF Halt Aid; US Freezes Afghan Assets

By Catherine Putz
The Taliban can’t get its hands on Afghanistan’s money, much of which is held in the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of New York. And aid agencies are pausing funding, too. 

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act
August 25, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

By James Guild
While trade is important as countries seek to bounce back from COVID-19, you need to poke a little deeper to get a full picture of the current account.
China’s Biggest IPO of 2021 May Be a Renewable Energy Firm Listing
August 21, 2021

China’s Biggest IPO of 2021 May Be a Renewable Energy Firm Listing

By Dmytro Spilka
The huge success of Three Gorges Renewables helps demonstrate the potential for investing in sustainable energy.

Despite COVID-19, Vietnam’s Electronics Industry Has Room to Grow
August 20, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Vietnam’s Electronics Industry Has Room to Grow

By Thoi Nguyen
The current slump should not disguise the fact that the trend lines are all pointing in the right direction.
China’s Shipping Delays Are Costing African Economies
August 19, 2021

China’s Shipping Delays Are Costing African Economies

By Osaru Omosigho
China’s shipping delays to African countries in particular are the result of global trends. They need a global solution.

How China and Japan are Competing Over Indonesia’s Car Industry
August 18, 2021

How China and Japan are Competing Over Indonesia’s Car Industry

By Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Chinese carmakers are making quick inroads into Japan's long-standing dominance of the Indonesian auto market.

Why Did Singtel Reject Takeover Bid for Thai Telecom Giant?
August 17, 2021

Why Did Singtel Reject Takeover Bid for Thai Telecom Giant?

By James Guild
The past three decades have seen the Singaporean firm expand successfully into regional telecoms markets.

A New Way to Explain – and Predict – China’s Economic Policymaking
August 17, 2021

A New Way to Explain – and Predict – China’s Economic Policymaking

By Sara Hsu
Using a machine-learning process and a variety of economic, media, and regulatory factors, I have found ways to understand how certain types of Chinese policies are made.
Singapore’s Climate Impact X: A Viable Solution for Decarbonization
August 12, 2021

Singapore’s Climate Impact X: A Viable Solution for Decarbonization

By Danielle Fallin
Given its location, embrace of green technologies, and reputation for transparency, Singapore could offer a stable foundation for a global carbon market.

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